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“A fun way to cross a river” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historical White's Ferry

Historical White's Ferry
Leesburg, VA
301 349 5200
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Ranked #2 of 71 things to do in Leesburg
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Leesburg, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A fun way to cross a river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We live in Leesburg, so we have used the ferry many times. I would use it just for the experience, but if you need to cross the Potomac, it is a fun way. They allow you to get out of the car, which is fun for kids when the weather is nice. Make sure you check to see if it is open after a huge rainstorm. Sometimes the water is too high and they have to close.

Visited March 2013
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Tubingen, Germany
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“How could they be so rude?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Got me across the river. The guy on the boat was remarkably rude... got his panties in a bunch because I wanted to include quarters in my payment (didn't have enough in bills). Surprising to me that someone could be so rude to a customer... even refused to give me a receipt, which is of course not legal. I'm in the area frequently, and in the future I'll avoid giving them any of my money.

Visited March 2013
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
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“Going on a Sea Cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Well it is not exactly the song "Sea Cruise" by Frankie Ford from the 50's but is is a nice break if you are going to the Leesburg VA area from Montgomery County MD. A little pricey, but much quicker and shorter. You also get to see the Potomac from an entirely new vantage point.

Visited February 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A little mini cruise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Across the Potomac into either va or md. It can save you time especially during off peak hours. A bit pricey but saves time and gas

Visited February 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia
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“A fun way to cross the Potomac”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

It's not often one can cross a rive on a ferry. While the trip is short and not extraordinary by any stretch, you can include it as a bonus surprise for little ones if your travels take you between suburban Maryland and No. Virginia.

Visited June 2012
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